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James Edward Williams

James Edward Williams, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1981. Named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Jaycess, 1981, 84; recipient Black History Month Appreciation award, City of Golden Valley, 1985.

Background

  • Williams, James Edward was born on January 2, 1955 in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. Son of Jerrell Elbert and Doris (Jefferson) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New Mexico State University, 1976. Master of Arts, New Mexico State University, 1977. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1980.

      Certified, Columbia University, 1986.

    Career

    • Contract manager avionics division, member Equal Employment Opportunity advisory council, vice president focus division Honeywell Inc., Minneapolis, 1980-1981, general corporation attorney, 1981-1986, senior counsel international law, since 1986, counsel Asia Pacific Group. Counsel Asia Pacific Group.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1981.

    Politics

    Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.

    Religion

    Holy Scripture always has been the authoritative and trustworthy guide for knowing and serving the God who is revealed as Creator, Savior and Advocate.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Christians with differing interpretation of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.

    Membership

    Advisor Junior Achievement, Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1981-1983. Member solicitations committee United Way, Minneapolis, 1980-1981. Advisor United Way Allocations Committee, Minneapolis, 1981-1982.

    Chairman West Suburban Black History Month Program Committee, since 1982. Member City of Golden Valley Human Rights Commission, 1982-1985. Member American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Lodges: Rotary (chairman Golden Valley chapter since 1984).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, sports, studying mandarin.

    Connections

    • Married Sharon Valencia, December 28, 1979. 1 child, Tenisha Nicole.
    • father: Jerrell Elbert Williams
    • mother: Doris (Jefferson) Williams
    • spouse: Sharon Valencia
    • child: Tenisha Nicole Williams
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    Born January 2, 1955
    (age 62)
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